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A/V jack messed up- Screen flickers on and off

My wii keeps losing video/audio. It happens intermittently. I've determinded it's something with the A/V jack on the back of the console. When in "jiggle" the cable at the console connector back and forth the audio/video cuts in and out. Sometimes the video stays on but the colors don't appear correct.

is there an easy fix for this? i'm not afraid of tearing it apart and doing a little solder-work. Just don't know where to start or what to look for...

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The first place to start would be the cable itself, it might have a kink in it therefore causing the bad connection. If you hold it in a certain position does the picture and audio come back? That would probably be the simplest way to fix it, but not permanent. Then move on to the connector itself, does it feel more loose than normal? if so, then its most likely a bad soldier joint. One more thing to consider is the contact pins might be bent out of alignment but thats probably not the case. iFixit sells Wii motherboards, but they're a bit pricy. See if you can find a Wii on Ebay for parts, and unsolder the AV connector form the bad one and put it in yours.

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i know the cable is fine. holding it in a certain position will solve the problem. it's the jack for sure. it feels a little loose possibly where it attaches to the motherboard. how tricky would it be to fix the bad solder joint (if that's the issue?)


Well, it looks bit tough. However nothing too bad. I count around 15 pins to solder. If you get the right tip, and get really small gauge soldier from radio shack (look for silver soldier) then it wont be that hard.


If you want to see a pic, Nintendo Wii Motherboard look at the back side lower left.


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